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Free PLA Webinar

#eBooksForAll Campaign Update

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 1-2 p.m. Central

#eBooksForAll ALA American Library Association

More than 200,000 people have raised their voices to oppose Macmillan Publishers’ embargo on new eBook titles to public libraries, and the American Library Association (ALA) has filed its first report with Congress about restrictive licensing and unfair pricing for digital content. Now what?


Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association (PLA) for a free webinar to update you on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts. Bring your questions and your front-line experience to inform national planning and communications. REGISTER NOW


Note: ALA and PLA may not discuss nor provide a forum for discussing a boycott or similar activity based on our tax status.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current state of #eBooksForAll policy advocacy with Congress;
  • Engage the public and key library stakeholders to oppose embargoes or other unfair digital content licensing terms; and
  • Contribute to ALA/PLA’s collection of data and stories related to the value of public library promotion of reading, authors and titles, as well as the impact of restrictive digital content licensing terms on libraries and our patrons.


  • Wanda Brown, ALA President
  • Ramiro Salazar, PLA President
  • Larra Clark, Deputy Director, PLA and ALA Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Sari Feldman, ALA Senior Policy Fellow
  • Alan Inouye, Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations, ALA Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Hallie Rich, Director of Communications and External Relations, Cuyahoga County Public Library (Ohio)
  • Lisa Rosenblum, Director, King County Public Library (Wash.)

Public Library Association

www.pla.org • (800) 545-2433 x5PLA